John Gowlett

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John Anthony Jamys Gowlett, FBA, FSA, FRAI, is an archaeologist. Since 2000, he has been Professor of Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Liverpool. He completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge, which was awarded in 1979, before working as Senior Archaeologist to the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator from 1980 to 1987.[1][2][3][4][5]

Gowlett studied handaxes at the Kilombe Archeological site in Nigeria.

Honours[edit]

In July 2017, Gowlett was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[6]

Selected works[edit]

  • "Human Evolution and the Archaeology of the Social Brain", Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. 6 (2012), pp. 693–722.
  • (Edited with R. I. M. Dunbar and C. S. Gamble) Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • (Edited with R. I. M. Dunbar and C. S. Gamble) Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life shaped the Human Mind (London: Thames and Hudson, 2014).
  • "Variability in an early hominin percussive tradition: the Acheulean versus cultural variation in modern chimpanzee artefacts", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences, vol. 370, no. 1682 (2015).
  • "The discovery of fire by humans: a long and convoluted process", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences, vol. 371, no. 1696 (2016).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prof John Gowlett", University of Liverpool. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Professor John Gowlett", British Academy. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ "A contribution to studies of the Acheulean in East Africa with especial reference to Kilombe and Kariandusi", EthOS (British Library). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "John Gowlett – Research", John Gowlett (hosted by University of Liverpool). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Gowlett, Prof. John Anthony Jamys", Who's Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2018). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Elections to the British Academy celebrate the diversity of UK research", British Academy, 5 August 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.